Five Rivers Child Care is a leading independent, Social Enterprise that works with ‘Looked-after Children’ who are in need of specialist care services throughout England and Ireland. The Farringdon Centre is a therapeutic school and is registered to provide education for up to 22 residential and day students between the ages of 9-18.
We are looking for an experienced teacher who has worked in an SEN environment and can demonstrate a clear understanding of the challenges of delivering consistent, quality learning opportunities to students with higher and complex needs. The successful candidate will hold QTS as well as being able to evidence considerable experience in the following:
- Working with children with Social, Emotional, Behavioural and additional needs.
- Researching, planning, preparing and delivering outstanding lessons.
- Developing and delivering flexible and purposeful, individualised curriculums.
- Line management of Learning Support staff.
- Robust baseline, assessing and tracking of both traditional and non-traditional curriculums and learning programmes.
- Working with internal colleagues, critical friends, parents and clinicians as well as the network of external colleagues in Local Authority SEN teams, Social Care teams and Virtual Schools
- High levels of self-reflection, motivation to improve own practice and a solution focussed, positive approach to operational challenges.
The post requires the practitioner to have a sound knowledge of child development and the Early Years Foundation Stage, excellent communication skills, a commitment to inclusive practice and can work within a multi-disciplinary team. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of differentiation and be flexible to work with and take responsibility for a small group of KS2 and also lower KS3 learners. In return, we will offer to the right candidate the opportunity to join a developing and improving school that is in an exciting period of transition and growth. You will receive training in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention techniques as well as commitment to and support of your own professional development aspirations.
If you want to make a difference to our young people and have the energy, enthusiasm and ambition to join us at a challenging yet exciting time then we would like to hear from you.
Short-list interviews will consist of a formal interview, student panel, and micro-teach. The successful applicant may be required to spend a taster day in school before a formal offer will be made.
This is a full-time permanent position with the expectation of a 39-week contract and ideally the post holder will be available to as soon as possible from September 2017.
The Headteacher highly recommends informal preapplication visits to the school. For more information and to arrange a visit or telephone meeting please contact Lucy Boland, HR Recruitment Partner on 01722 435 752.
Our benefits include; company pension scheme, sick pay, healthcare scheme, discounts in many high street shops, leisure facilities and restaurants, childcare vouchers, employee referral scheme and employee assistance programme.
Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer